Monday, March 28, 2016

Happy 15th Birthday to Trevor

Today Trevor turns 15!!!

This is a tough one for me. He has grown and matured so quickly and I just can't get over the young man he has become.
From this to 
this in a blink of an eye.

It is also the first birthday that I don't get to spend with him. I am sure it will be a great day with his friends at school, but I will miss singing to him on this day.
It is hard to imagine that he was ever this bright, blued little boy. He is so grown and tall and mature.
I remember holding this little love in my arms and dreaming about the young man he would become. I never imagined that he would be 6 hours away at high school or that he would be attending a nationally ranked high school. I never imagined how smart, sensitive, witty, fair, kind and dedicated he would grow to be. I am blessed beyond measure to have Trevor as my son.

Trevor has made me so proud and I have enjoyed the last 15 years albeit way too quick. I know there are wonderful things in store for Trevor and I look forward to his future (but no rush at all).
Fifteen years ago on this very day, Trevor came into our lives and brought us happiness, joy and a lot of love. He has continued to do that every day since. On your birthday, I wish you, Trevor, all the happiness and joy. 
Happy Birthday, Trevor. I love you more than you can ever know.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easter at Camp

We spent Easter at my favorite place...
We had a wonderful weekend with family playing games in front of the fire, eating a delicious meal overlooking the lake and relaxing at the most wonderful place.
The Easter bunny came this morning and brought Nolan and Griffin their baskets and hid lots of eggs out in the mud (it is mud season after all).
The Easter bunny also sent Trevor and Easter box to school.
We had a wonderful weekend but it was definitely not the same without Trevor. I sure missed him. It was the first holiday I spent without him. He did not have this weekend off from school.
Easter was low key, casual and spent at the place I love with the ones I love... It does not get any better than that.

Happy Easter.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

It Has Been Too Long

It has been a long, long time since I wrote anything on this little ol' blog of mine. Many reasons for not writing, but the biggest reason was my broken wrist. After doing my best to type at work, my wrist was just exhausted by the time I got home and the very last thing I wanted to do was be on a computer. Now that my arm is mostly healed, I should be writing regularly... but let's be real that will most likely not happen.

So let's catch up. I had every intention of posting phone pictures on here, but we have a new computer that I just have not figured out yet and so there will be no pictures for now.

Rob and I spent parents weekend up at Trevor's school with him a few weekends ago. We chatted with a few of his teachers. It is always nice to hear how well our son is doing and all the extracurricular activities the would like to see him do like math team and student senate. It is great to see Trevor in "his" environment. He is very happy at school and even though I miss him so much I know he is in the right place. This weekend he will not be home for Easter or his birthday which will be difficult. His first birthday and holiday that I will not get to spend with him. He surely will be missed.

This past week Nolan spent 3 days trying out for the travel hockey team for next season. I am very proud of dedication and hard work he put into these tryouts (now if I could just get that same dedication to school work). Tryouts were supposed to be two days but because of the large numbers of kids trying out, they added a third day. He pushed himself and it paid off. Nolan made the travel team. We are very proud of him and look forward to a very busy, exciting hockey season next winter.

And as for Griffin, he is just growing into quite the boy. He amazes me daily with his big words he uses. He is doing great in school. He thinks he is a basketball star. He was so happy this past weekend to have is oldest brother home. He really adores Trevor.

So that has been the goings on at the Gava house. It has been busy, busy, busy! I need to bust out my big camera and work to document our days a little better. I can't remember yesterday, so I know if I don't document these precious, fleeting days they, too, may be forgotten.